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iCloud is Apple's announced cloud service.

In addition to Address Book, calendar, mail, iBooks, music, and photos, iCloud supports a number of innovative features.

Document Storage

Just looking at the WWDC Keynote, iCloud appears to be the file system that's been missing from iOS since the beginning. Files are sync'd wirelessly and in the background to all devices. (Sounds like Dropbox.)

IT appears Apps needs to be updated to work with iCloud, using iCloud storage APIs. Works on all iOS devices, and Macs and PCs too.

No word on security yet, or on enterprise sharing features. (Likely this is consumer-only at the beginning.)

Storage

5 GB base storage for mail and documents (does not count purchased music, apps, or books). More storage is probably available at an additional fee.

iCloud is in Beta now, shipping with iOS 5 this fall.

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